25 Meditation Techniques for Beginners (Ultimate List)

25 meditation techniques for beginners (ultimate list)

Looking for the best meditation techniques for beginners?

If you’ve been trying to get your meditation practice going for any time at all, then chances are you’ve come across countless meditation techniques. Even though meditation at its core is quite simple, the technique you’re using might not be the best fit for you.

Lucky for you there are dozens of meditation techniques for you to choose from. If you’re just getting started it’s recommended to try a few out until you find the one that suits your needs and lifestyle the best.

Below we offer a breakdown of 25 of the most common beginner meditation techniques and types of meditation, and give you some guidance for choosing the best beginner meditation technique for you.

Whether you’re looking for a spiritual meditation, something to help you unwind at the end of the day, or a practice that you can explore for life, the list below will have something for you.

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Mindfulness Meditation For Beginners (The Ultimate Guide)

Mindfulness meditation for beginners (ultimate guide)

Learning mindfulness meditation for beginners doesn’t have to be difficult.

Does your mind ever just turn off? Are your thoughts running you ragged? Do you ever wish you could experience peace, even if it’s just for a moment?

Well…you’re not alone.

Mindfulness meditation is arguably the simplest and most practiced form of meditation in the West. It’s a great jumping off point for beginners and can even transform into a lifelong practice.

We all come to mindfulness meditation in our own ways. Often, we hear the recommendation of, “just sit and follow your breath for 30 minutes”. Yet, no matter how well-intentioned this advice is, it always seems to fall flat.

When you first start you may feel you’re doing it wrong. Or, that your mind is too crazy and you’re simply not the “kind” of person who can meditate. If you’ve tried to meditate before and have “failed”, or you’re coming to mindfulness meditation with a completely open mind, then this post is for you.

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227 Meditation Quotes to Inspire Your Practice

227 meditation quotes to inspire your practice

Meditation quotes can help to guide and inspire your meditation practice.

There’s a lot of wisdom out there, so we decided to distill it down into its most potent form possible. Below you’ll find over 200 quotes on meditation from sages of times past, current meditation teachers, and the gamut of people in-between.

Regardless of where you are in your meditation practice you’ll be able to find some gold in the post below. Even beginners will find some meditation daily quotes to help create a new meditation habit.

Now, we present our collection of our favorite and most inspiring meditation quotes. Feel free to read from top to bottom, or pick a random quote and dive in.

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9 Simple Ways to Make Your Meditation Practice Fun and Exciting

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Meditation Practice Fun and Exciting

By now you know that having a regular meditation practice is good for you. You know how beneficial it can be to your body, mind, and spirit, yet it’s easy to go days, or weeks, or months without meditating.

Often, we associate negative feelings with meditation. It becomes something we “have” to do, instead of something that inspires us and we feel drawn to. Sometimes, meditation can feel a lot like work. Plus, we’re dealing with our minds, which seem to have an infinite supply of excuses to stop us from adding positive habits to our lives.

If you’ve been struggling to meditate, or it feels too much like work. Then, this post is for you.

Below we offer nine different ways you can reinvigorate your meditation practice and make it fun again. After all, the moment something becomes fun a lot of resistance to the activity drops.

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Is Coloring Really The Best Alternative to Meditation?

Is coloring really the best alternative to meditation?

It might just be me, but it seems like coloring books are taking over the world. But, it’s not the kind of coloring book you’re thinking of.

Yes, they’re similar to the ones you used to color over the lines in as a child.

But, now they’re for adults!

However, there could be a reason for their sudden rise to fame. Coloring has been said to allow us to tap into a similar state as meditation. Is it true?

You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

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Third Eye Meditation: How to Open Your Third Eye

Third eye meditation: how to open your third eye

If you’ve been meditating for any time at all, then you’ve probably come across ideas surrounding the mysterious “third eye”. This third eye is said to be the portal to intuition and higher wisdom. It has a variety of understandings and meanings depending upon what cultural lens you view it through.

But, for the focus of this post, we’re going to focus on how the third eye relates to meditation, and how it works as more of a sense that you can develop to add a new layer of richness to your life.

Below you’ll learn what the third eye actually is, how to open it, and what kind of benefits will usually show up when you start to open your 3rd eye.

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Tarot Meditation: How to Meditate With Tarot Cards

Tarot meditation: How to meditate with tarot cards

Tarot cards—also known as the book of divination for gypsies—are some of the most popular “tools” of divining. For centuries, they have been utilized to reveal hidden truths and at the same time foresee the future for the recipient doing the reading.

They are used for spiritual growth, acquiring knowledge, deepening your life experience, and gaining tarot insights, among others. But unknown to many, they can also be used in meditation. If properly used, tarot cards can keep a conscious mind occupied and in turn, this can result in a more vibrant internal journey of the psyche.

If you are interested in learning to utilize tarot cards for reading and meditation, then you came to the right place. This article aims to give you a practical approach to reading Tarot cards and incorporating those readings into your meditation practice.

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Are You Meditating Wrong? (5 Ways to Tell)

Are you meditating wrong? (5 ways to tell)

Are you meditating wrong? It’s a question we ask ourselves time and time again.

When you start meditating it’s so easy to feel like you’re doing it wrong.

You sit down to meditate. Your legs are crossed. Your back is straight. You’re following your breath. And damn, a thought. And another one. And another one. Soon enough you’re drowning in your thoughts, and chalk up today’s meditation session as a loss.

There has to be something you’re missing? This can’t be the holy grail that everyone is talking about.

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When is the Best Time of Day to Meditate? (Avoid This Time)

When is the best time of day to meditate? (Avoid this time)

One question that gets asked a lot is: what is the best time to meditate?

You probably want a straightforward answer, but like everything in life, there is no one size fits all approach.

The time of day you choose to meditate depends upon your goals for meditating in the first place and what you’re trying to get out of your practice.

Below you’ll learn some of the common times of day to meditate, and why some times are better than others.

If you’ve been struggling with your meditation practice (or can’t simply find the time), then you’ll want to check this out.

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How to Start Meditating When You Already Feel Stressed

How to start meditating when you already feel stressed

Your mind is running wild. You can’t calm down. How can you possibly sit still and meditate?

Life is stressful. How can you possibly find time to meditate when you’re already stressed out?

Meditation can be a great way to help make yourself more stress resilient, but did you know it can actually be used to relieve stress in the moment?

Don’t believe it, then keep reading.

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